President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda wants to benefit from the Gulf’s successful development experience.
Kagame was in Abu Dhabi on Thursday where he hold talks with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The media in UAE report that the discussions touched on areas of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of economy, investment, development and political issues of mutual concern.
Shaikh Mohammad and Kagame also discussed opportunities for bolstering cooperation to wider avenues to serve the mutual interest of both countries.
“Shaikh Mohammad stressed that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is always keen on establishing the best relations with friendly countries and diversifying them to encompass all fields.”
In front of a number of sheikhs and senior officials who attended the meeting, Shaikh Mohammad and Kagame also discussed current regional and international developments of mutual concern.
This is Kagame’s second visit to UAE this month. His last visit to UAE was on November 1st when he attended Global Business Forum Africa 2017 in Dubai.
In his address to an audience that included investors, decision makers and Dubai senior officials, Kagame said that the divisions that hampered African growth were ending and the continent was moving towards a unified economic bloc.
“History divided the continent, and the divisions and inefficiencies that arose actually prevented Africa from being as prosperous as it should have been,” Kagame said then.
“Looked at this way, we want to see cooperation across the continent, countries working together, people coming together to trade, to invest, to meet their expectations and aspirations as the case may evolve.”